Young Thug's next mixtape, "Jeffery," is right around the corner. Thug has shared a handful of snippets, and by the sounds of it, "Jeffery" will be among his best work.
UPDATE #2: Yet another snippet, and this one's produced by Goose (Wit Another One). Thugger's bringing out all of his secret weapons on Jeffery.
UPDATE: It has been confirmed that Ricky Racks, the "Best Friend" producer who was the focus of a March installment of Behind the Beat, will make an appearance on Jeffery. Thug went on Instagram to share another snippet of a new Jeffery track today by posting a video of himself rapping an entire verse from a Ricky Racks-produced song. He included the lyrics of said verse in the caption of his post. In this particular verse, Thug addresses certain acquaintances of his who use him for his wealth while he tirelessly devotes himself to his craft.
I done kept it real with the fake I done did my thing fuck who hating I can't take my kids on a date Babymama's hating who I date Babymama's hate who I can't hate They made cause my pockets ain't on pancakes If they had the ups..they'll off my toupee even if I spent racks on their due dates I can't understand these bitches I can understand these niggas I can't understand y they trippin and they stacking all they money while I'm spending I done spent a 100,000.00 tickets I hade em sleeping good while I hit licks They looked they best while I looked stressed ayy They looking healthy.. I'm looking messy Ain ever focused on my self bout nun I done put my whole family on my back Now ain trusting nun so the wall got my back Leave a nigga tide.. Like a hog in a hatch Go to war bout that Nigga M.O.B bout that Ain't no understanding... NEVA SAYING SORRY BOUT THAT WOAWWW... @whoisglp
Before he releases the long-awaited Hi-Tunes, which will technically be his debut album -- though not his first commercial release, Young Thug will release another mixtape: Jeffery. The title is inspired by Thug's first name, albeit with a slightly different spelling (don't ask...). When it drops, Jeffery will be his third tape of the year, following I'm Up and Slime Season 3.
Thug announced the tape a week ago by sharing a snippet of one of its tracks, during which he can be heard laying down an introspective spoken word intro. It was soon revealed that the tape would be executive produced by TM88, who was the DJ on Thug's recent "Hi-Tunes" tour, as well as Wheezy, who contributed four tracks to I'm Up and also produced Thug's latest single, "Gangster Shit." Three days ago, Wheezy told his fans that they could expect to receive Jeffery "any day now," so it's assumed that the project has been recorded and is ready for release.
Jeffery executive prod by 88 x Wheezy5th— TM88 (@TM88) July 11, 2016
Jeffery is gonna change the game— TM88 (@TM88) July 13, 2016
It's TM88's belief that "Jeffery is gonna change the game," and going off the recent snippets of the tape that Thug has shared on his Instagram, the 808 Mafia producer is absolutely right.
Thug recently shared a video of himself getting a pedicure while a romantic-sounding Jeffery track plays in the background. In the rather graphic clip, he zooms the camera in on his pedicured toes, which are separated by $100 bills.
This one's already sounding like a hit.
While driving in a luxurious whip, Thug blasted a highly turnt Jeffery joint that has got to be produced by TM88. "I fuck on yo baby mama," he wildly chants on the hook. The next one sounds fire as well, though you'll likely be distracted by Thug's behind-the-wheel shenanigans.
During the same drive, Thug provided two extended snippets of another particularly saucy Jeffery song, and man oh man...he's sounding as zoned-in as he's ever been. Slime Season 3 dropped about four months ago, and fans are more than ready for some new Thugger to soundtrack the rest of the summer.